Friday, 7 December 2012

SFFS

Another part from chapter 2 of my novel Firstborn. Enjoy!


Feeling danger approaching from behind, I dropped and rolled to my left just in time to avoid the clawed swipe of a third monster. My momentum carried me to the other side of the room and, even at that distance, I stabbed in my assailant’s direction. The short sword’s blade elongated disproportionately, skewering the giant lizard and embedding its tip in the wall behind it. I cancelled the spell, reverting the blade back to its original form, and spun and scanned the room for the two remaining monsters. I spotted one at the far end of the corridor, scurrying in retreat. I reversed the grip on Djinn, holding it point downward, and swiped with all my might, slashing the distance between me and my quarry. A crescent-shaped wave of blue energy erupted from my blade and streaked toward the lizard, bifurcating it. I smiled at my second victory.
Momentarily letting my guard down.
Too late, my senses warned me of danger as I felt a mighty blow on my right side, which knocked me into a door, crashing me inside a dimly-illuminated classroom.

11 comments:

  1. Always have to keep track of the number of assailants you're still facing...sort of like the number of bullets you have left, when you're not able to use a blue energy-erupting blade and all. Good snippet!

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  2. Wow! This is a really good combat sequence, using both weapons and magic. I'm envious! And I like how Erik can make mistakes - fallible heroes are far more interesting than supermen.

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    1. Thanks a lot man. I really appreciate it

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  3. "Great shot, kid! Don't get cocky!" -- Han Solo

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  4. Man, you write some kick ass SF action. You've managed to combine so many elements so well. Tightly written, very exciting. Loved it.

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    1. Ok this comment just made my day. Thanks a lot man, really appreciate it

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  5. Classroom? Oh, yes, this is in a school, isn't it.

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    1. Yep. A school invaded by lizardmen. In my world the bad people are conveniently reptilian. For now

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  6. Yikes. I hope he kept a grip on his cool sword.

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  7. Late to the party, but I do have to repeat that this is a great action scene. Nicely written.

    And it only takes one lapse to wind up in a world of hurt! Hope he's okay.

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